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Trump Considers Killing President Obama’s White House Council On Women And Girls

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Trump Considers Killing President Obama’s White House Council On Women And Girls





President Trump is considering eliminating an office President Obama created that focuses on gender equity, Politico reported Friday.

President Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls in 2009 to monitor the impact of policy changes and liaise with women’s groups.

Politico reports that the office has been “defunct” while the Trump administration evaluates whether to keep it, according to three senior White House officials.

“We want the input of the various agencies to understand the assets they have so that we make this office additive, not redundant,” said White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks.

She added that the White House “is evaluating the best positioning of this office going forward (and other legacy Obama offices)” and flagged other policy initiatives, including adviser Ivanka Trump’s push for paid family leave and STEM education for girls, that will address gender disparities.

Hicks added that the White House “is evaluating the best positioning of this office going forward (and other legacy Obama offices).” and flagged other policy initiatives, including adviser Ivanka Trump’s push for paid family leave and STEM education for girls, that will address gender disparities.

“I see no evidence, zero, that Donald Trump has anyone in his orbit to advocate for women and girls,” National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill told Politico. “We need a real office that would really advocate.”




“It shows the priority you place on the issues surrounding women and girls,” said Tina Tchen, who served as the director of Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls.

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